|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Object type||Letter, Typescript|
|Physical description||5 Image/s captured|
Leane, Benjamin Bennett
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||1914; 1927|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Digital format and content protected by copyright.|
Letters relating to Benjamin Bennett Leane, 1914-1927
Letters relating to the First World War service of Major Benjamin Bennett Leane, 48th Infantry Battalion. Included is the transcript of a letter in which Leane details a portion of his journey from Australia to Egypt on the troopship Ascanius. He describes the stop in Colombo as well as a major collision between the Ascanius and the troopship Shropshire. Also included is a letter from the Australian War Memorial to Leane's widow thanking her for her donation of a letter and several photographs.
This file contains:
Transcript of letter from Benjamin Bennett Leane to Kiddie, at sea, TSS Ascanius, between Colombo and Aden, 18 November 1914;
Letter from the Australian War Memorial to the widow of Benjamin Bennett Leane, 19 August 1927.